Stop Smoking Solihull

Stop Smoking Solihull

Smoking cigarettes or loose tobacco is the biggest cause of premature death and preventable disease in the UK.

Stopping smoking now will benefit your health, your wellbeing and your wealth by helping you to:

  • feel better
  • look better
  • have more money

Did you know you’re three times more likely to quit with the help of a Stop Smoking service?

The Solihull Stop Smoking service is now part of the Solihull Lifestyle Service, so it’s FREE and easy to access if you live in Solihull, or have a Solihull GP.

Call us on 0800 599 9880 for support to help you stop smoking.

Smoking and pregnancy

NHS Smokefree says:

“Quitting smoking is the most important thing you can do to improve your baby's health, growth and development.”

No matter what stage you are at in your pregnancy it is never too late to stop smoking.

The NHS offers specialist support for pregnant women who are trying to quit smoking. If you are pregnant you can contact the Stop Smoking Service by calling:

  • 0800 599 9880

Quit smoking in the community

You can get help to stop smoking in the community.

You+

You can get help to Stop Smoking in the Community at the You+ Shop.

You+ is a Healthy Lifestyle and Wellbeing shop in the centre of Chelmsley Wood where you can get all the support you need to stop smoking as well as advice and information on other health matters that can have an impact on your life.

Trained stop smoking advisors are on hand to provide 1 to 1 and group support and can also give you up to 12 weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

You+ also has many other healthy lifestyle services available such as:

  • weight management support
  • infant feeding and antenatal information
  • sexual health
  • health MOTs
  • health trainers
  • support to deal with stress, depression and anxiety

Pop in if you would like more information on how to access our services, give us a ring on 0800 015 3265 or email youplus@heartofengland.nhs.uk.

Solihull Directory

You may also find help in your local area with the Solihull Directory.

Community Advice Hubs

Your local Community Advice Hub could put you in contact with the best support and information to finally stop smoking cigarettes.

You can visit the hubs in:

Be Smokefree

The NHS Smokefree service offers information, advice and support to help you quit smoking now.

When you sign up to the national campaign you decide how you want it to help you, with:

  • the Smokefree app
  • an email direct to your inbox
  • a text direct to your phone

Electronic cigarettes

The NHS Stop Smoking Service also provides help about electronic cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes are also known as:

  • ecigarettes
  • e-cigarettes
  • e-cigs
  • vapouriser or vaporizer

Smoking electronic cigarettes is also known as vaping.

Electronic cigarettes are not regulated like medicines or cigarettes so you cannot be sure of their ingredients or how much nicotine they contain. 

Reasons to quit smoking

Quitting smoking is the single best thing that, as a smoker, you can do to improve your health.

As well as starting to feel much better within a few weeks of starting to be a non smoker, you could:

  • reduce your risk of developing certain health conditions
  • have extra money to spend - a 20 cigarette- a- day smoker spends £3,000 a year on cigarettes
  • improve your breathing
  • have fresher breath
  • improve your general fitness with a stronger heart
  • have an improved sense of taste and smell
  • experience less anxiety and stress
  • look better with clearer skin, fewer wrinkles and whiter teeth

Be a non smoker for everyone. Tobacco residue stays in the air and on soft furniture for hours. Smoking can also:

  • be bad for the health of your family
  • affect the health of other people around you
  • damage the health of your unborn baby

Top tips to stop smoking

When you start to give up cigarettes, it is important to develop good habits, such as:

  • remembering there is never just 1 cigarette
  • keeping busy
  • changing your routine
  • avoiding people and situations you associate with smoking
  • saving the money you would have spent on cigarettes and using it to treat yourself
  • reminding yourself of all the things you have to gain from quitting smoking

So, set a quit date and tell your family, friends and carers that you are a non smoker.